The big Satan

From Douglas Rushkoff – Weblog:

If the enemy is understood as Satan, himself, then it doesn’t matter which arm of Satan is after you – you respond the same way. See, to Bush it doesn’t matter whether there’s a causal or conspiratorial connection between America’s various enemies. Whether or not our enemies know it, they are heads on the same demon.

One of the reasons why the upcoming elections are so frightening to so many of us is that we’re learning that this is how much of America feels, too. It may even be a majority of Americans who feel safer being able to think of their nation’s struggle as a simple, broad-stroked Holy War against the devil, himself, than a complex and mundane one involving real people. Because in the former, God is on our side.

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